Brain Injury

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brain injury silver tree home care Louisville kyA traumatic brain injury can change your loved one’s ability to live independently at home. Creating new routines and ensuring your loved one’s safety is what Silver Tree’s caregivers provide. Whether your family is just beginning to adapt to the changes caused by a traumatic brain injury or needs relief after a long period of caregiving, in-home care.

Silver Tree Services for Brain Injury

  • Light housekeeping, laundry and linen changing
  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Home safety monitoring
  • Help with hygiene, grooming and dressing
  • Assistance with toileting & incontinence

Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky lists the following causes:

  1. Concussions
  2. Illnesses such as infections, tumors, seizures, strokes, vein disorders
  3. Alcoholism and substance abuse
  4. Suicide attempts
  5. Shaken baby
  6. Abuse
  7. Gun shot
  8. Poison
  9. Too little oxygen to the brain from heart attack, near suffocation or drowning
  10. Most injuries are the result of bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissue, known as shearing. Changes in the individual who suffers a brain injury depend on where the brain is injured.

Brain injuries are called mild, moderate and severe. Over 75% of all brain injuries are mild. Most people who experience mild brain injury have no loss of consciousness or very brief loss – less than 15 minutes. They may be dazed, have a vacant stare but have a normal neurological exam. Often people with mild brain injury do not even go to the hospital to seek treatment. Some symptoms may not appear until later. A moderate brain injury is one that results in a loss of consciousness that can last minutes or a few hours and is followed by a few days or weeks on confusion. Severe brain injury almost always results in prolonged unconsciousness or coma lasting days, weeks or even longer.

For more information, please call us at 502-240-6464.